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Your Craziest Lab Experience

  1. Mar 25, 2003 #1
    Post your most crazy/embaressing/memorable etc. experience in lab here
  2. jcsd
  3. Mar 25, 2003 #2
    Plugging electrolytic capacitors into an electrical outlet, so when the teacher turned on the circuit breaker - BLAM!!!

    ...or having him assign us to apply a "ball-peen hammer" for imploding a cathode ray tube out at the dumpster (eye protection?)
  4. Mar 26, 2003 #3
    I always enjoyed putting the magnesium strips next to the bunson burner. I even "permenently borrowed" a few strips, but they have since been changed into other molecules.
  5. Mar 27, 2003 #4
    imagine... a whole class of girls crowded around a chicken being dissected by the teacher. a slice of the scalpel and the neck is open, the teacher reaches in, pulls a tendon and the beak and eyes of the chicken open in a very possessed chiken sort of way, people could here the screams for miles.
  6. Mar 27, 2003 #5
    I have poured concentrated (2M) sulphuric acid, concentrated bleaching solution (containing hypochlorite ion) and potassium iodide solution together!! a think layer of bubbles formed on top of the solution inside a 100 cm^3 beaker!! Then the whole laboratory was filled with poisonous chlorine gas and iodine gas !! I inhaled quite a lot of the gases, was afraid that I would kill my classmates and myself in the lab. :smile:

    KL Kam
  7. Mar 27, 2003 #6
    Thermocouples and Liquid Nitrogen

    I managed to burn myself once with liquid nitrogen . Really hurt as well.
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